In our studies of impressionism, we've already seen how the outdoors..em...how outdoor settings and natural subjects figure prominently in European impressionist paintings of the 19th century. Nature and natural landscapes were key to the artist's new resource of light and color which places an emphasis on the artist's impressions, what the artist actually saw in different light conditions rather than on idealized of places and scenes. But these are the only subjects we see in the paintings of Child Hasome. Hasome was one of the most important impressionist painters in the United States. He was unique for...em...his body of work represents a really interesting dichotomy of both rural and urban elements. Now, don't get me wrong, like the best majority of impressionists, Hasome did paint many rural outdoor things. But the city, especially New York city were into many of his work too. You see, imagine impressionism developed during the industrial age, a very dynamic time in US history, the late 1800s, early 1900s. Everything was changing, how people live, where they live , their job. Increasing numbers of people from throughout the world immigrated here to fill the new factory job, and naturally, they flocked to the big cities where those jobs were..........余下托福听力真题原文省略！
Question 1 of 6
The word "What is the lecture mainly about Click on 2 answers. " in the passage is closest in meaning to
□ A. Hassam's influence on artists who immigrated to the United States
□ B. An aspect of Hassam's body of work that distinguished him from other Impressionist painters in the United States
□ C. Acritical period in Hassamrise to prominence as an Impressionist painter
□ D. Relationships between the elements in some of Hassam's paintings
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Question 2 of 6
what does the professor imply when he discusses the Industrial Age
O A. Many European Impressionists immigrated to the United States during this era.
O B. Growing populations in cities led to an increased consumer demand for artworks.
O C. U.S. Impressionists wanted their paintings to offer relief fromcertain aspects of city life.
O D. Many U.S. Impressionists permanently moved to the countryside when the cities got overcrowded.